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I bought a new set of alloys off eBay. Brand new. Took it in for a tyre change and wheel alignment. Upon driving home it felt like wheel alignment was not done, a mad tick in the right side wheels and tyres felt flat. When I got home I checked the rims. Chips where there shouldn't be. It's like they were in a rush and went to put the socket on the nuts and hit the face of the rims. Chips on the edges like they used tyre leavers. After finding that I checked the pressures. All tyres had different pressures ranging from 20 to 40. Haven't found the tick yet.
Well that's my winge for the day
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Have you had a chance to go back or contact the donkeys who fitted the tyres for you?
 

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Not a tyre shop in Caboolture,there champ

Ah the advantage of the country tyre shops
They ask me "How much ya want in them"

Unless you adressed the issue when you picked the car up,id safely say you dont have a leg to stand on
 

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Not a tyre shop in Caboolture,there champ

Ah the advantage of the country tyre shops
They ask me "How much ya want in them"

Unless you adressed the issue when you picked the car up,id safely say you dont have a leg to stand on
Tyre shop on Nth side of Brizzy (not caboolture)

Spoke to them and all I got was sorry about the pressures and the chips could of happened on the way Home.
I supose they will get worse than that offroad but its beside the point.

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that sucks mate, i hate paying for an half assed job.

i think its funny how there is always calls for naming and shaming, but im yet to see it happen, plus im pretty sure its against forum rules
 

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Ah the advantage of the country tyre shops
They ask me "How much ya want in them"
They must have country tyre shops in Melbourne too!
They always ask me that ;)
 

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Haven't spoken to them yet but will do.

Not on a public forum. I'm in retail myself and I would not like it

Not the fall off type a set of speedy blitz

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Troy

Hey Mate, looking at getting some tyres and I live up your way. I would appreciate it if you could tell me which place NOT to go to. I understand that it's not nice to do the whole name and shame thing. But most places like this survive on the fact that even if they don't get YOUR return business, it doesn't mater cause the next person will be completely oblivious to the fact. If we start naming these lazy sods overall service levels will increase.

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I don't think it matters who you go to as every shop is capable of doing a **** job. I went to a very well know tyre shop in Cleveland to have a set of alloys fitted that I supplied. I purchased them under the pretense that they suited a patrol. I handed them over to this said tyre shop where they fitted them up to my shorty. As I hung around in the waiting room I watched them work on my truck and noticed they were having considerable issues fitting the wheels back on. After the shop boy stuffed around with it for 30 mins he decided to get the manager. I asked what the problem was as he replied "nothing mate he just dosnt know what he's doing" so then the manager stuffed around with it for about the same length of time and eventually it was dropped back down on the ground and ready to go, apparently. I asked once again what was the problem and was told that the first guy was doing the wheel nuts up with a rattle gun and it wasn't right so the manager used a torque wrench and fixed the problem, obviously they think I was born yesterday. Anyway, I've headed off on my way but had shakes coming from everywhere. My first thought was maybe it's the 10 inch rims or perhaps I need a wheel alighment then this guys beside me flagged me over and said my wheels were going to fall off. I checked the wheels and they all seemed tight. I had my old man with me at this point so I got him to drive slowly as I watched to see what was going on. Every wheel was moving around like it was twisted. I instantly though that some ***** had sold me buckled wheels. I went home were I sat and pondered what was going on and I noticed that the wheels went sitting square on the hubs so I through the jack under it and started pulling the first wheel off. Some of the nuts were loose but what the problem was was that the centre bore was to small and not fitting over the hub. It missed by so much that you could only get 2 threads on the wheel nut. I was livid and went back to the said place to do battle and was told by the manager when I confronted him that he did notice that the center bore was wrong but thought he could just pull em on with the nuts. He said he would remove the tyres and refit the old rims cause the centerbore is wrong for patrol's, this would have been nice to know when I first asked. I pulled the alloys off myself and took them back to have stripped cause I had someone lined up to mill out the centers to suit. A couple of days later I took em back to be refitted were he gave the order to the junior to do. When I picked em up they had these huge gouges and scrapes in the sides of the rim. To add insult to injury this little arzhole removed the stick on weights with a hammer and chisel with absolute disregard for the damage he was causing.

This is an establishment that I had previusly been using for 8 odd years and know the management
and their family quite well but after this there incompetence showed through and I have never been back.
 

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I don't think it matters who you go to as every shop is capable of doing a **** job. I went to a very well know tyre shop in Cleveland to have a set of alloys fitted that I supplied. I purchased them under the pretense that they suited a patrol. I handed them over to this said tyre shop where they they fitted them up to my shorty. As I hung around in the waiting room I watched them work on my truck and noticed they were having considerable issues fitting the wheels back on. After the shop boy stuffed around with it for 30 mins he decided to get the manager. I asked what the problem was as he replied " nothing mate he just dosnt know what he's doing" so then the manager stuffed around with it for about the same length of time and eventually it was dropped back down on the ground and ready to go, apparently. I asked once again what was the problem and was told that the first guy was doing the wheel nuts up with a rattle gun and it wasn't right so the manager used a torque wrench and fixed the problem. Obviously they think I was born yesterday. Anyway, I've headed off and had shakes coming from everywhere. I first thought maybe it's the 10 inch rims or maybe I need a wheel alighment then this guys beside me flagged me over and said my wheels were going to fall off. I checked wheels and they all seemed tight. I had my old man with me at this point so I got home to drive slowly and I watched outside what was going on. Every wheel was moving around like it was twisted. I instantly though that some ***** had sold me buckled wheels. I went home were I sat and pondered what was going on and I noticed that the wheels went sitting square on the hubs so I through the jack under it and started pulling the first wheel off. Some of the nuts were loose but what the problem was was that the centre bore was to small and not fitting over the hub. It missed by so much that you could only get 2 threads on the wheel nut. I was livid at this point so I went back to the said place to do battle and was told by the manager when I confronted him that he did notice that the center bore was wrong but thought he could just pull em on with the nuts. He said he would remove the tyres and refit the old rims cause the centerbore is wrong for patrol which would have been nice to know when I first asked. I pulled the alloys off myself and took them back to have stripped cause I had someone lined up to mill out the centers to suit. A couple of days I took em back to be refitted were he gave the order to the junior to do. When I picked em up I had these huge gouges and scrape in the sides of the rim. To add insult to injury this little arzhole removed the stick on weights with a hammer and chisel with absolute disregard for the damage he was causing.

This is an establishment that I had previusly been using for 8 odd years and know the management
and their families but after this there incompetence showed through and I have never been back.

Hope you went back and ripped them a new one, I bloody would, dont care I long I have known them. Its your hard earned case that paid for rims in pristine condition. I can understand some tiny nicks but what you have described is outrageous (spelling).
 

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Few years ago now, i owned a very original 1961 Plymouth Belvedere. It was as "As new condition" as a daily driven car can be, but it needed the brakes done (drums all round), so, thinking i'd do it properly, i took it to a local brake 'specialist'.

He told me it'd take a day or two as he was real busy so i left it there after getting a verbal quote of around $300-400 tops...

Next week, still not ready (this is my only car).

Following week, finally it's done but it's a bit expensive he tells me on the phone. Go to pick it up and get handed an $1100 bill!

FAAAAARK!

Moaned my arse off and he said he'd try to work something out...so i drove off...and round the block...and strait back to the shop.

THERE'S A NASTY VIBRATION AND A LOUD REPETATIVE BANG COMIN FROM THE BACK...WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE?

Walked off home pissed off as he was gonna look at it.

Turns out, the rear axles were bent! Obviously they wouldn't admit it, but they must have abused the axles while trying to get the brake drums off (they told me part of the high bill was labour as they had trouble getting the drums off).

Had to send them off to a specialist to get them fixed, got them back and in and i finally get the car back about two more weeks later.

Owner now says "Cause we had to spend more money and more time, the $1100 bill stands...

So, as he was a member of the MTA, i contacted them and told them the story, they got back to me within the day and asked how much i had already paid, i told them i had handed over 300 to get the car originaly and was supposed to pay the rest, they said not to pay him a cent more and he would be getting a call from them that arvo...

Never heard from them again...but i let a few [dozen] of my mates (with Rods, American cars etc) know and i'd say he lost a hell of a lot more than $800...:bananaro:
 

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Tyre fitters are the 'garbos' of the new century.
I am pretty sure that it is a pre-requisite to have not completed year 9 if you want a career in tyre fitting.
I take offence to that, Im a tyre fitter and take alot of pride in my work and have worked on alot of high end cars and never had any issues, its true that you do get the idiots that have no idea what the are doing because they figured it was an easy job.

I can tell you it isnt an easy job. its dirty, hard and at time can be dangerous.
Before you make remarks like that maybe u should get to know some tyre fitters or what exactly the job entails
 

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Tyre fitters are the 'garbos' of the new century.
I am pretty sure that it is a pre-requisite to have not completed year 9 if you want a career in tyre fitting.
I take offence to that, Im a tyre fitter and take alot of pride in my work and have worked on alot of high end cars and never had any issues, its true that you do get the idiots that have no idea what the are doing because they figured it was an easy job.

I can tell you it isnt an easy job. its dirty, hard and at time can be dangerous.
Before you make remarks like that maybe u should get to know some tyre fitters or what exactly the job entails
X2, I was a tyre fitter many many many years ago , and I treated everyone's car the same way I would want mine treated
 

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exactly, treat like its your own, I wouldnt treat my car like crap so why would I do it to someone elses pride and joy.
 

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X2, I was a tyre fitter many many many years ago , and I treated everyone's car the same way I would want mine treated

Waz, Wagons had wooden wheels not tyres when you were fitting them, lol
 
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